71st Season!


2023/24 Season


Sunday Oct 22, 2023; 3:00pm

Rossini: Overture to William Tell
Dvorak: Othello Overature
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3

Messiah Sing-Along

Sunday Dec 3, 2023; 4:00pm

Come to sing or come to listen & Enjoy! Free will offering appreicated. Vocal scores available.

First Presbyterian Church
302 Dunton Avenue,
Arlington Heights, IL

Paul Vermel
Young Artist Award Winner

Sunday Feb 4, 2024; 3:00pm

Elgar: Cello Concerto
w/Maurice Neuman, Cello
Brahms: Symphony No.1

American Pops

Sunday March 17, 2024; 3:00pm

Film, theater, and popular music from Bernstein, Gershwin, John Williams, Ellington and more!

Cześć ci Polsko!
Music of Poland

Sunday April 28th, 2024; 3:00pm

Moniuszko: Bajka
(Fairy Tale Overture)
Lutosławski: Silesian Triptych
w/Ewa-Kowcz-Fair, Soprano
Wieniawski: Legend
w/Marley Haller, Violin
Bacewicz: Symphony No. 3

2022/23 70th Anniversary Season

Fall Concert

Saturday Oct 22, 2022; 7:30pm

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha Overture
Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
Vasily Kalinnikov: Symphony No. 1

Messiah Sing-Along

Sunday Dec 4, 2022; 4:00pm

Handel: Messiah

First Presbyterian Church
302 Dunton Avenue,
Arlington Heights, IL

Winter Concert

Sunday Feb 12, 2023; 3:00pm

Johannes Brahms: Academic Overture
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

Spring Concert

Sunday April 1, 2023; 3:00pm

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Egmont
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Roco Variations
  Uli Widmaier, Viola
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6

Enigma Variations & Paul Vermel Young Artist Award Winner

Sunday May 7, 2023; 3:00pm

Louise Farrenc: Overture No. 1 in E minor
Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy
  Award Winner, Ophir Dahari, Violin
Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations

2021/22 Season

Fall Concert

Saturday Oct 17, 2021; 3:00pm

George Walker: Lyric for Strings
Darius Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le Toit
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

2021 Paul Vermel Young Artist Award Winner

Sunday Feb 13, 2021; 3:00pm

Jean Sibelius: Valse Triste
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concert
Louis Auxenfans, Clarinet
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3

Spring Concert

Sunday April 3, 2022; 3:00pm

Felix Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Chirs Rogerson: Oaken Sky
Bedrich Smetana: "The Moldau"
Florence Price: Mississippi River Suite

Enigma Variations & Paul Vermel Young Artist Award Winner

Sunday May 15, 2022; 3:00pm

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
Bianca Ciubancan, Violin
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G Major

2020/21 Season - Reduced Concerts due to Covid 19 Pandemic

Fall Concert

October 2020

The Northwest Symphony presented its first virtual concert this fall. You can view the concert on our YouTube channel. We hope you will consider making a contribution to the orchestra so we may continue to create more virtual performances. This can be done under the “Donate” tab on the website as well. Thank you for your continuous support. Please stay safe and healthy.

Our 2020-21 Season

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra board and musicians look forward to the time when we can safely resume live performances. This fall, we are in the process of preparing virtual offerings and our hope is to present concerts in person in 2021. We have an exciting new season planned and look forward to once again presenting great music to the community: Sunday, February 14th at 3:00pm – Lift Every Voice: A Concert of African-American Composers Sunday, April 18th at 3:00pm – Paul Vermel Young Artist Competition Winner & Dvorak 8 Sunday, May 16th at 3:00pm – Natural Wonder: Rogerson – Oaken Sky & Beethoven 6 Please return to the website for details about our virtual performances and updates regarding live concerts.

Enigma Variations & Paul Vermel Young Artist Award Winner

Sunday April 18, 2021; 3:00pm

ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV: Theme and Variations for String Orchestra, OP. 97
JEAN SIBELIUS: Romance in C. OP.42

2019/20 Season - Reduced Concerts due to Covid 19 Pandemic

Fall Concert

October 2019


Paul Vermel Yount Artist Winner Concert

February 16, 2020


Our 2019-20 Season

On April 18th, 2020, The Northwest Symphony Orchestra announced that In response to the CDC and their recommendations for the spread of COVID-19, the NSO had decided to postpone the “Natural Wonder” concert that was scheduled for Saturday, April 18th. That concert was tentatively to take place on Sunday, May 17th in place of the originally scheduled “Opera in the Afternoon” concert. The NSO had hoped to reschedule the “Opera in the Afternoon” concert for a later date in June.Patrons who already had tickets purchased for the April 18th concert, they advised that the NSO would honor them for the May 17th performance or could be used for a future concert later in the season. Patrons were further advised that patrons could get a refund or if they wished, could donate the price of the ticket to the orchestra.

On April 27th, 2020, in response to the CDC and their recommendations to combat the spread of COVID-19 virus, all remaining concerts for the 2019-20 season were cancelled. We regreted that would not be unable to present the remaining performances, but the safety of our audience, musicians, staff, and community is of the upmost importance. Ticked Refunds were offerred to patrons, or reciepts for donations to the orchestra for purchased tickets.

We truly miss our audiences and hope to be able to present concerts again very soon.

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